Really Awful Lights Before Lights Out.


Coastline dark

If delighted, this would be

Featureless and mystery,

Study it, and you tell me

What you think that it might be.

If a coastline you have guessed

You’ve no cause to feel depressed –

First, in darkness came the test;

Now, at dusk, you see it best.

Coastline dusk

This is from a friend’s property ‘down the road apiece’ – i.e. a block away. It actually shows the chunk of coastline we used to call our own.  The lone dot to the right in the first photo is a light on a boat.

Oops; electricity ‘loadshedding’ only minutes away. Better post! 

(P.S. Made it, with only minutes to spare!)

© Colonialist August 2015 (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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26 Responses to Really Awful Lights Before Lights Out.

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    Well done!
    I cannot imagine regularly being without power for hours ;-(

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  2. MoreThanACat says:

    strange how daylight changes the perspective. Lovely photos

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  3. Tom Merriman says:

    I thought it was a coastline, Col… only I thought it was from in the air and out to sea looking inland. Perspective’s a funny thing at times!

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  4. nrhatch says:

    I guessed coastline . . . a guess made easier by knowing where you lived.

    Those periodic power outages would take some getting used to ~ I am spoiled by being able to flick a switch for light, cooking, cooling, etc.

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  5. Ruth2Day says:

    my goodness, I am quite surprised at how different it can be. I was expecting to see a whole host of homes, hadn’t thought of the sea

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  6. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    its like living on a knife-edge with youtr electricity and internet but you do have lovely views when you cannot play on computer

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  7. Is loadshedding for you what it used to be during the bad times in UK wartime and just after, a kind of brownout of diminished power; or do you mean a complete power cut?

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  8. adeeyoyo says:

    Beautiful view Col, and you can always zoom in!

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  9. Colline says:

    It must be extremely difficult to work around load shedding especially if you do not know when it is to occur.

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  10. gipsika says:

    Thought that stretch of beach looked familiar!

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  11. Arkenaten says:

    Same old Same old. Eskom. The only company that asks you not to use its product.

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